مجلة تطوير العلوم الاجتماعية
Volume 10, Numéro 2, Pages 57-79

The Competency Based Approach And Its Discontents In The Algerian Secondary Schools

Authors : Bellour Leila .

Abstract

The Competency Based Approach has been applied in the Algerian schools to meet the demands of economy and to be abreast of the wave of globalization. The implementation of this approach is meant to improve the quality of the educational system and to enhance students’ level of achievement. However, teachers of English have expressed an increasing dissatisfaction with students’ level in this subject matter under the reign of the new approach. This paper evinces the challenges that the competency based approach (CBA) is facing and its failure in the English class. It shows the reasons and the obstacles that make this approach unsuccessful and difficult to implement in the Algerian context. As a tool of research, I have used the questionnaire which was administered to teachers of English from diverse Algerian secondary schools. I also had casual discussions and interviews with some secondary school teachers.

Keywords

Competency Based Approach; Competency; Failure of the CBA; secondary education